Walter Olson

Walter Olson is a commentator, author and critic on American law, and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He has written multiple books on our legal system, beginning with The Litigation Explosion and most recently Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America. On the web, he founded and continues to run Overlawyered.com. His writing appears regularly in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

Walter Olson: Magazine articles

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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

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Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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